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The last model in the new G-Class to be announced is the G65 AMG - the most powerful and the most expensive model in the line-up. The new G65 AMG features an AMG 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine that delivers an impressive 612 HP, but is also one of the most expensive models currently available on the market. It is priced at 264,180 euro, or about $346,000 at the current exchange rates.

The new Mercedes G65 AMG will be distinguished by its high-gloss chrome radiator grille and new set of 20"AMG five-spoke light alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish. On the interior, Mercedes added designo leather exclusive upholstery and a leather instrument panel trim. A unique feature is the distinctive V12 diamond design of the seats and the numerous V12 badges.

UPDATE 04/19/2012: This review has been updated with the official details and images of the Mercedes G65 AMG.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Mercedes G65 AMG.

It’s been close to four years since noted Mercedes tuner Brabus got their hands on a new Mercedes SL Roadster. But now that Mercedes has introduced the new 2013 SL , Brabus wasted little time getting re-acclimated with the drop-top sports car.

With the delivery of the new SL500 still fresh, Brabus has yet to work their magic on the car. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t expect the usual array of goodies that has become a staple from the Mercedes tuner extraordinaire.

What that means is we’re expecting nothing less than ’spectacular’ from these guys. A new wide body kit should be in the offering, as are suspension modifications, a dressed-up interior, and a comprehensive performance upgrade that only Brabus can build. We have extremely high expectations for these guys knowing that they can deliver the goods without even breaking a sweat.

No timetable has been given as to when the new program for the SL500 will be completed, but we do expect it to make its debut at a major auto show later this year. It doesn’t matter if it’s Frankfurt, Paris, or even Los Angeles. We just can’t wait to see what Brabus does with the 2013 SL500 Roadster.

It looks like German tuner Renntech is on a world record binge - or so they say.

A few months after its updated Mercedes SLR set a new quarter-mile record of 9.76 seconds with a speed of 140.8 mph, Renntech is back with another quarter-mile destroyer, the Mercedes E63 AMG .

This video of the Renntech E63 AMG was taken at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida where the car set a blazing quarter-mile time of 11.15 seconds at 126.7 mph, making it the fastest Mercedes E63 AMG in the world.

The car, which hit 12.06 seconds at 116 mph on stock tires, was given an ECU modification, increasing its output from 555 horsepower and 545 lb/ft of torque all the way up 680 horsepower and 732 lb/ft of torque. Do the math and that’s an increase of over 100 horsepower. Other than that, it was run near stock.

Despite temperatures of around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the E63 AMG still managed to clock in such a ridiculous time. And while there’s still no confirmation on the record-setting numbers, that 11.15-second quarter-mile time for an E63 AMG is still a mighty impressive feat in our mind.

Source: Road Test TV
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Mercedes has been hot to trot lately with an onslaught of different models just spilling out of the German manufacturer. The SLS AMG is fresh and so is theSLK Roadster . And, as a next logical step, the SL-Class has also entered a whole new generation. The new SL continues the tradition started by its predecessor, but offers considerably more comfort and athletic character, setting new standards in the luxury roadster class.

The US market will only get the SL550 version - a model powered by a 4663 cc V8 engine that delivers a total of 429 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be combined with ECO stop/start function as standard equipment and a 7-Speed Driver-Adaptive automatic transmission. The European market will benefit from that model, as well as an SL350 version that will use a V6 engine with an output of 306 HP.

UPDATE 04/17/2012: Mercedes USA has released a new walk around video of the SL-Class Roadster. Be sure to give it a watch because the SL’s product manager, Dave Larsen, will be the one taking you through everything you need to know about the new member of Mercedes’ legendary SL line. Check out the video after the jump!

Mercedes A-Class AMG

The AMG version of the new Mercedes A-Class has been caught testing one more time, wearing less camouflage than ever before. The future A-Class AMG - or A25 AMG as it has been rumored to be called - will look pretty much like a normal A-Class, but it will differ thanks to a pair of bigger air intakes, more market side sills, and a new set of wheels combined with some upgraded brakes.

Under the hood, Mercedes will place a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine delivering an impressive 350 HP. The engine will send its power to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

All of the updates provided will make the future A25 AMG a serious competitor for models like the Audi RS3 Sportback , the BMW 1M , and the Volkswagen Golf R .

The Mercedes A25 AMG is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2012.

The G-Class is the monster of the Mercedes ’ lineup and it’s time for that monster to get a little TLC from its maker, starting with the AMG version. The standard G-Class was revealed recently, with a full arsenal of details and images, and now the Mercedes Benz USA official web page has shared a few images of the G63 AMG version.

Some may be scratching their heads at the name of the vehicle, considering many thought it was actually going to be called the G55 because of the engine used, but Mercedes have thrown us a curveball with the G63 AMG. The utility vehicle is powered by the 5.5 liter V8 biturbo engine with 544 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque. The engine features the ECO start/stop system as standard.

The Mercedes G63 AMG version will be distinguished by dual chrome-tipped, side-exit exhaust pipes; a new, characteristic AMG radiator grille with double louvers; and distinctive new bumpers with large air intakes. The interior will get exclusive designo leather to dress it up a bit.

UPDATE 04/14/2012: The Mercedes Benz USA official web page has revealed a series of images for the new G63 AMG version. Check them out in the gallery provided!

UPDATE 04/20/2012: Mercedes has unveiled a pretty cool promo video for their new G63 AMG SUV. Enjoy!

UPDATE 06/07/12: Another commercial of the imposing Mercedes G63 AMG has surfaced, and you can check it out by browsing through the photos above. Check it out!

UPDATE 06/18/12: Mercedes has unveiled a new pretty cool commercial for the new G63 AMG. It is called "Parking" and you guessed it: it is about how easy it is to park the new SUV.

The Mercedes GL-Class entered production in 2006 and six years later, is still rolling around in its first generation. However, for 2013, Mercedes is launching a new generation of the SUV, with an improved exterior look and new, more fuel efficient engines. The new GL-Class made its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show and will go on sale in the U.S. in September 2012.

The new GL-Class has a more powerful and sporty appearance, thanks to its new upright radiator grille with a central star and new headlamps with LED technology. The daytime running lamps also feature LED technology and are integrated in a chrome insert in the bumper, while chrome insertions have been placed under the radiator grille.

The new GL-Class will be offered in three models: GL350 BlueTEC, GL450, and GL550. The base version is powered by a 240 HP V6, while the other two models are powered by V8 engines, with 362 HP and 429 HP.

UPDATE 10/16/2012: Mercedes USA has unveiled a new video featuring a pretty cool overview for their latest GL-Class SUV. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to read more about the Mercedes GL-Class.

After displaying one image of the new generation G-Class secretly or accidentally in the official picture gallery of the new GLK-Class , Mercedes has finally decided to drop the official details on the new G-Class. The car has been heavily modified and includes a new interior with exquisite materials, a completely redesigned instrument cluster and center console, and some minor changes for the exterior.

The line-up now includes a new G63 AMG powered by an eight-cylinder biturbo engine combined with an ECO start/stop system and a new G65 AMG model featuring a new V12 biturbo engine.

"Our G-Class has been a force to be reckoned with for the last 33 years. In its latest evolutionary stage, it offers state-of-the-art, powerful engines, a further improved range of luxurious appointments and the very latest safety features, as well, of course, as its now legendary off-road capabilities. At the same time the design remains true to its down-to-earth, unmistakable style," said Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Hit the jump to read more about the new generation Mercedes G-Class.

Mercedes just recently announced the SL65 AMG , and they are already using it as a base for the a special edition built to celebrate the model’s 45th anniversary. The new SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary Edition will be limited to only 45 units and will go on sale in September 2012.

The SL65 AMG 45th is painted in an exclusively designo magno graphite paint finish combined with high-gloss chrome applications. The new edition will be further distinguished by a new "twin-blade" radiator grille with blade-like slats, the surround for the AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights and fins on the wings and the hood.

"To mark AMG’s 45th birthday we are presenting the SL 65 AMG "45th ANNIVERSARY" – a very special anniversary model in a limited edition of 45 vehicles. The superior V12 roadster with exclusive appointments embodies our brand claim "Driving Performance" to perfection", says Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Updated 06/12/2012: Mercedes has unveiled a pretty cool promo video for their special SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary edition. Enjoy!

Hit the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary.

There are a lot of new car scams in the world and most of them are initiated by the new car dealer, not the buyer. A group of buyers flipped the script on several Los Angeles dealerships, by using fake identities to purchase 20 cars and were shipping them to Hong Kong and Vietnam to sell them for two to three times their U.S. value.

It was a laundry list of luxury vehicles, such as a $280,000 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia , an Audi Quattro , 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 , along with several Mercedes , Lexus , Infiniti , and BMW SUVs among others. For some reason, the thieves even threw in a Toyota Tundra .

The one that got these fraudsters busted was the Ferrari 458 Italia , as Ferrari fitted the supercar with a GPS system as standard, which Ferrari used to track the car once they found out they were defrauded. This led U.S. Customs and the California highway Patrol to conduct a full investigation and find the cars on a ship that had already pulled away from the port.

Needless to say, that ship was forced to come back and all but four of the cars were recovered. The four non-recovered cars are due to be shipped back by Vietnamese Customs.

According to the report, had the fraudsters not gone after the Ferrari, chances are they would have gotten away with this scam and made a ton of money in the process. The total amount of the vehicles seized by U.S. customs is estimated at $1.5 million, which would have pulled in around $3 million in Hong Kong and Vietnam.

We are still trying to figure out what in the world a Toyota Tundra was doing in the mix with all of these high-end luxury cars. We also wonder which thief drew the short straw and was stuck going to the Toyota dealership to pick this thing up?

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